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There's an opera song that's used in tons and tons of trailers over and over again. It's similiar to O Fortuna, whereas a chorus sings short notes very loudly with a simple tune.

I dont remember any specific trailers it was featured in, but you've probably heard it about 300 times. I think a version of it was featured in a Freddy Vs. Jason trailer, and usually is in very dramatic, action, and epic movie trailers. I hope you know the song I'm talking about.

I've been looking for this song for months! Please help! :blink:
 

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It's hard to say if you can't remember any trailers the specific music you are looking for was used in. I checked a FREDDY VS JASON trailer, but the ad I found didn't use any such music. (I'm sure there are several versions.) If you can think of any other trailers (or a specific FREDDY VS JASON trailer) let us know.
 

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Sorry, but I just cant remember any! Come to think of it, there was a Nascar commercial on Fox that has used it. Like I said, you've probably heard it about a million times. (It isn't Ode to Joy 4th movement either).
 

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I think I may know which song you're referring to. I think it's "Gothic Power" by Christopher Field.

As far as I know, it's not actually from any movie. Nor do I know anything about this guy. I've heard the music many many times. I can only remember one specific trailer it was in, and that was the one for The Fellowship of the Ring.

Let me know if that's the one...
 

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Are you sure it's not 'O Fortuna' - go over to Amazon.com and give it a listen. John Williams *oh mighty master* actually does 'O Fortuna (from Carmina Burana)' for the NBC's Boston Pops CD. I think it was for the Olympics not sure though.
 

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It wasnt Gothic Power. I've heard this one a lot also. Thanks for your suggestions though, everybody.

The song I'm thinking of is fast-paced, in case I didnt mention it before...
I know nothing about music, but the chorus part thats always played is about 7 notes and repeats itself. The notes go up and down and ends on a higher note and plays the chorus again.

I'm waiting for some new epic movie to come out that has the song in the trailer or something like that but I havent heard it for a while...
 

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I'm waiting for some new epic movie to come out that has the song in the trailer or something like that but I havent heard it for a while...

HAHAHAHA - well 'King Arthur,' 'Troy,' and maybe even 'Van Helsing.' though 'Troy's' little teaser doesn't have any music... at least I don't it does.
 

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From your description, it sounds like it could be from Mozart's Requiem? I'm fairly sure the Sequenz - No.1 - Dies irae from Requiem is used in several movies/advertisements. You can listen to it at Amazon on this link . It's the 3rd track.
 

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I know exactly the piece you're talking about. I recognized it from your reference to the Nascar commercial. It was for Nascar on Fox, and I must have heard it a hundred times. It's very dramatic and similar to the one from Mozart's requiem, but I don't think that's it. I want to say that I heard it in Romeo and Juliet with Leo Dicaprio, or for a trailer for Romeo and Juliet, but I can't remember how it correlates to that movie. I wish I knew the name, but I know the music you are describing, so I can identify it if I hear it.
 

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Ok, I found the song I was talking about...and I don't think it's the one I heard in the Nascar commercial. This one is faster. It's "O Verona" on the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack Vol. 2.
 

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Sounds like you are talking about "Escape" from the "Plunkett & MacLeane" soundtrack. The composer is Craig Armstrong. He uses that operatic sound in a lot of his music, but that music cue called "escape" is the most widely used in trailers.
 

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aww man i thought it was going to be something totally new to me. i have that sdtk.. and movie. and it is used a lot in trailers - i remember it being used in 'The Patriot' trailer - starred Mel Gibson, Jason *swoon* Isaacs, & Heath Ledger. the trailer - http://www.apple.com/trailers/columbia/patriot.html

Amazon Link to the sdtk - http://www.amazon.com/o/ASIN/B00000J80M/ad...s-20/ref=nosim/

Craig Armstrong's official site - http://www.craigarmstrong.com/home.html just recently he worked on the 'love actually' sdtk.
 
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